Friends World Committee for Consultation (Section of the Americas)

World Quaker Day this year takes place on Sunday, October 2, and Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) took a new approach by asking Quakers to take a personal step toward connecting Friends and crossing cultures by visiting another Quaker meeting or church. It’s easier now to take advantage of the growing number of hybrid options by either visiting in-person or online.

A team of Quaker pastors and leaders in Kenya offers Friends this Bible quote for World Quaker Day celebrations: “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matthew 5:14).

“Becoming the Quakers the World Needs” is the theme for both World Quaker Day 2022 and the 2023 Section Meeting.

FWCC Section of the Americas is currently working on two projects to create interactive online tools. The map project will allow Friends to find a Quaker meeting or church anywhere in the world using a smartphone or computer. The Quaker Glossary project will translate Quaker words into many languages and be available to facilitate better communication among Friends via an app.

FWCC is the global fellowship association of the Religious Society of Friends. In the Americas, the Quaker community extends from the Arctic to the Andes, spanning a rich diversity of regional cultures, beliefs, and styles of worship.

Learn more: FWCC (Section of the Americas)

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